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DAY 61: Clear but dry and flaky

adalyn

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Regimen:

AM

Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash (with AHA and salicylic acid)

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and 0.4% LHA)

Avene Hydrance Optimale Legere Light Hydrating Cream

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream for Face SPF 55

PM

Kose Softymo White Cleansing Oil

Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Clear Scrub

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and 0.4% LHA)

Avene Hydrance Optimale Legere Light Hydrating Cream

That's it. I have no active acne. I do however, have under the skin acne that is deep. I can feel it, but overall my skin has gotten much more even toned due to using the BP twice a day again. I'm planning on using an exfoliant as a night routine to get rid of the flakies and dry skin that I have, both to exfoliate overall and to exfoliate dead skin cells from acne. The solution? An AHA/salicylic acid combination. I just ordered Peter Thomas Roth's AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel, which has both 10% glycolic and 2% salicylic acid to do overall skin exfoliation while treating acne. By themselves, the percentages are pretty high; usually 10% glycolic acid lotions/creams/treatments are pretty potent, and 2% salicylic acid is the most you can find in skin care products. Hopefully by using this, my skin will be exfoliated (no more flakies and dry skin!) and my under the skin acne will purge through.

I also ordered organic argan oil because the moisturizer I'm using isn't moisturizing enough for my skin, given that I'm using BP.

I kind of like building my own skin care regimen. This is fun.

Also, now that I'm going to get an exfoliant, I won't need a scrub anymore. I need a gentle cleanser with no active acne fighting ingredients. I'm currently deciding between Avene and La Roche Posay.

It's insane how much my skin has cleared up from BP alone. I'm really happy.



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